I've got a Stratocaster body that's been sitting in my closet now for ages waiting for me to decide on a finish.
I'm a big fan of the look of the old Paisley telecasters, and would like to replicate that look on my strat. I've done some Google searching for color ideas and such, but most of the paisley strat images I saw were ugly as sin. This is the look I'm going for, but on a strat instead:
Anyways, I'm pretty much lost as to how to actually obtain results similar to what is depicted there.
I've seen things turn up that alluded to either fabric, vinyl covering (though the only vinyl paisley I saw was specifically being sold as a kit for guitars and way more than I can spend on this), wallpaper, or something similar. Which would be best to go with?
Bursting is going to be a necessity to hide the edges of the pattern. I'm concerned about the uneven surface caused by whatever gets used as the pattern medium.
I've really go no clue what I'm doing here, but it seems like a good time to learn
I've never done it, but I would start with looking into doing a "material finish" I think you could get those results using a big sheet of paisely material.... check out this tutorial on project guitar:
Project Guitar :: Material Finish Body Part 1
(Yes that is a sheet of cloth for the "graphic")